Cat Cafe Mocha

Famous as “The Land of Rising Sun”, Japan is always on the top list of most travelers I know . Looking at their technology, history and culture, you would not wonder why. Sharing with you here another interesting place to visit when you’re stopping by Tokyo.

If you are looking for a cozy place to relax and play around with cats while sipping your choice of coffee or tea, Cat Cafe Mocha might just be the right place. Perfect for Cat lovers and even for those who are just looking for a place to chill on a Sunday afternoon.

Home to probably more than 10 totally fluffy cats, Cat Cafe Mocha is the right place not only for ailurophiles who want to have fun with cats but also for those who just want to chill. The cats are friendly and the cafe lets you play with them freely. You are also allowed to take photos as long as flash is disabled. You may feed these cuties but that means paying an additional fee.


Here are some of my raw snaps:


The cafe has several branches in Tokyo but the one I visited is situated in Ikebukuro, just a few steps from the station. I am not really a huge fan of cats, but I was in complete bliss as I stepped into the cafe. The price, is totally worth it as compared with the fun you’ll get. When you visit Tokyo, I highly suggest you drop by Cat Cafe Mocha. Have fun lovie 🙂

Travel Series: Wandering in California

Palm trees, salty air and sun-kissed hair. California is always a a good destination ❤

15 days of adventure. 15 days of pure fun. 15 days of well spent vacation, I’ll never forget.

This one is my first visit to the famous Golden State – California and most importantly my first overseas trip. As the cold wind embraced me the moment I went out of San Francisco International Airport, reality flashed in front of me. I really am in California. 😀 😀

I landed in San Francisco but stayed with my grand father, So I spent most of my days in Sacramento. I’m sharing with you a series of photos to give you a glimpse of my recent trip, and to provide ideas on things you may do for your future visit to California.

15 Things for 15 Days

1. Visit Twin Peaks.


2. Pass by the Golden Gate Bridge.


3. Roam around Downtown Sacramento.


4. Take pretty photos in Capitol Park.


5.  Visit Museums .


6. Experience Old Sacramento.


7. Road trip to Lake Tahoe.


8. Ride the famous cable car in San Francisco.


9. Try riding the Bart.

10. Tour around Downtown San Francisco.


11. Visit Fishermans Warf.


12. Watch the sea lions in Pier 39, SFO.


13. Stop by Marina Bay.


14. Eat to your heart’s content Ghirardelli chocolate.

15. Eat in In-N-Out.


Those are some of the things I did on my 15-day California trip. The state has so much more to offer more than the pretty photos you just saw. You’ll wish you could stay longer every single time. First overseas trip for my travel log series! Hurray! Till my next one!

Unlimited Cups of Self love

Happy New Year lovies!

2016 was a tough year for most of us. We all had our fair share of success and lessons learned. Well, we all have our own thoughts to share and stories to tell, so here’s mine…

Looking back, last year was filled with adventures: went on several out of town trips, started my blog, met people and celebrated small achievements. All of these, I shared with pretty amazing people (at least, I thought). But like everyone else, I also cried my heart out over failures and over wrong people.

Over the years, I made lots of fun memories with people whom I thought would stick with me until the very end. Reality is, nobody is gonna stay forever (at least, I know). You gotta pour yourself unlimited cups of self love because who else is gonna be there when you cry in the middle of the night? Who’s gonna pick you up when you’re lost and stuck at some point in your life. Some people will come into our life to make us feel extra special and happy, but we should know that our ability to be happy is not controlled by anyone. You are in charge of your life and you are completely capable of being happy on your own.

Go ahead, cry and let it out. But when it’s time to smile again, please don’t let circumstances and people stop you from doing so. People and feelings are temporary. If you are going through something painful today, don’t worry love, it ain’t gonna last forever. So wipe those tears away and wear your invisible crown my queen.

To more adventures, happiness and lessons learned, cheers!

Barbara’s Coffee Shop

This one’s from my not-so-recent trip in Manila.

Alongside with other noticeable historic places, opposite of San Agustin Church you will find Casa Manila in the heart of Intramuros. Casa Manila is known as a Spanish colonial mansion replica of late 19th century.

Casa Manila charms tourists as it vividly brings to life the rich people’s lifestyle during the Spanish Era. Inside this historic building,  you’ll find Barbara’s Coffee Shop alongside its restaurant. Honestly, it wasn’t the food but the ambiance of the place which overwhelmed me. Most tourist enjoy the feeling of going back in time while sipping their coffee from its coffee shop. You can stay there for a while and order  a drink to replenish your soul after getting beat up by the heat while roaming around Intramuros.

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We stayed there for like an hour while sipping our mango shake and iced coffee. Our server was courteous and in general, the service was fast.  Thumbs up for that 😉  The drinks? Nothing extraordinary but well, the price is relatively cheap so there’s nothing to complain about. The place? Oh I loved it! The interior simply recreates the 19th century life of Spanish merchants and Illustrados. Have you ever imagine sipping your coffee while going back in time? that somehow explains part of my experience. It brings you back to the heart of Manila during its earlier era.

What makes this coffee shop stand out among all others nearby isn’t its menu but its location. Situated at the heart of Casa Manila, you’ll fall in love with Barbara’s coffee shop as it feels like drinking your cup of drink amidst high walls, iron grills and refreshing green plants during the 19th century.

So the next time you visit Intramuros or a place nearby, kindly drop by and see it for yourself.

Life is tough so find every single reason to go further, laugh louder, love deeper and drink coffee like its gonna be your last cup.


Hi there! It has been a while since my last Coffee101 post. Work and summer has been keeping me away from keyboard lately.
In this post I’ll be sharing cups of cappuccino thoughts with you guys.

Over the years cappuccino has been known to be one of the best sellers in most coffee shops I know. Well probably because people look for that classic creamy-bitter-sweet taste that this drink has to offer. Served either hot or cold, the drink is basically made of espresso and milk then topped with steamed milk foam. Some coffee chains add chocolate dusting on top. On a personal note, I usually prefer my cappuccino hot maybe because I feel like it tastes better that way. Oh I just can’t help imagining my self sipping my cup of cappuccino on a rainy cold afternoon while reading a Nora Robert book. How delightful would that be? Just perfect. 

The coffee giant Starbucks is famous for their cappuccino. Cappuccino is also what I usually get myself when I need some hot beverage to wake me up.

However, recently cappuccino seems to be facing some sort of identity crisis. The new comer flat white seems to set the new trend. Flat white on the other hand is basically just a variation of espresso which I’m planning to discuss on my next post.

Thank you for reading this very short post. Hopefully I can make longer posts these comming days since summer is almost over. Until then fellas! Keep on drinking and loving coffee! 😍😍😍

Cafe Panay

Kape, tsaa kag iban pa…

Any of my out of town trip will never be complete if a cafe visit is missing on my itinerary. So in this post, I will be sharing thoughts about Cafe Panay from my recent  Iloilo trip. 

Cafe Panay is situated  at the back of the famous Molo Mansion in Molo, Iloilo City.

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CAFE PANAY‘s tagline (kape,tsaa, kag iban pa…) will surely unleash that curious monster inside you. So what does this “iban pa” (and others) include in their menu?

They offer both hot and cold beverages. I decided to order Iced Tablea Tsokolate which is a  cold version of pure native chocolate drink prepared in a traditional way then paired it with their version of empanada. No regrets onmy choice at the end because the chocolate drink was definitely worth it considering that you’ll pay only 148 php for a bottle that is good for 2 people.

Here are a few shots of cafe panay’s interior. Its interior wont give you the fancy feeling others might offer but I assure you that it will make you feel like home. It will definitely bring Iloilo close to your heart. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Life is tough so find every single reason to laugh louder, love deeper, go further and drink coffee like its gonna be your last cup.

Express your thoughts on this post by writing your comments below 🙂 Until my next post friends!